A journalist in the Houston, Texas area who was reported missing has been found safe at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant near the Galleria this morning. The woman, 29-year-old Courtney Roland, was missing for 36 hours after she vanished late Saturday after covering a Texas A&M elite football camp.
Friends and family contacted police on Sunday after Roland had reportedly texted her roommate about a suspicious man she saw in a Walgreens. She claimed that this man followed her in a blue truck. Police then found Roland’s white Jeep near the Galleria mall, her phone and other items were inside the vehicle while her purse was found at a nearby business. This morning, officers said that they found Roland in the same area. “She appears unharmed. She’ll be taken to an area hospital for an evaluation,” the department posted on Twitter.
According to the Houston Police Department, a passerby had called police around 8:15 a.m. this morning after they spotted Roland under an overpass at the 610 West Loop. “Our officers arrived, confirmed it was her and arranged she be checked at an area hospital,” police wrote in a tweet.
Latest: After seeing Ms. Roland’s case in the news this morning, a passerby called us about 8:15am, stating Ms. Roland was under an overpass at the 610 West Loop at Richmond. Our officers arrived, confirmed it was her and arranged she be checked at an area hospital. #HouNews https://t.co/U6xieTLY0U
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 8, 2018
Roland’s friend, Autumn Vara, sent out an update on Facebook reading: “Courtney has been found by police and about to be reunited with her family. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Please respect the family during this emotional time.”
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